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James Judd Conductor
National Band of New Zealand

The NZSO and the National Band of New Zealand present an afternoon of the best of British cinema music.

Originally associated with mining towns, brass bands are a British phenomenon that has allowed brass playing to reach dizzying heights of precision, power and brassy flair. So we’re especially pleased to join forces with the National Band of New Zealand once more to celebrate the best of British cinema.

British film includes some of the best loved and most recognisable tunes of the twentieth century, like Eric Coates’ Dambusters March. Ron Goodwin’s Theme from 633 Squadron and the Battle of Britain also celebrate and commemorate the valiant gallantry of British armed forces during the World Wars.

But British cinema also reaches right back to Britain’s mythical past, as heard in Doreen Carwithen’s overture for Men of Sherwood Forest. It also jumps forward to right now, to one of Britain’s most recognisable film series: Harry Potter. Bask in the combined glory of NZSO and the National Band in an afternoon of epic cinematic music-making.